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Poster: A/V Geek Skip Date: Feb 13, 2004 6:28am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Requests

Unfortunately I see many international titles in their list. Also they might have some licensing deals with the copyright holders to allow them to distribute some of the films.

The copyright status of foreign titles is a bit of a mess right now, since different countries have different copyright laws.

Another copyright mess is that some distributors are adding soundtracks or bonus scenes to the DVDs of public domain material and getting copyrights for these "new releases".

At first, the films I'll be digitizing and uploading are U.S.-produced and have documentation of their public domain status.

Hopefully, somewhere down the road maybe we'll have the resources to investigate international titles. It'd be great if there were some copyright lawyers out there from the U.K., etc. who would volunteer their skills towards "clearing" the non-US titles.

Skip


This post was modified by AV Geek Skip on 2004-02-13 14:28:01

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Poster: cashel Date: Feb 13, 2004 6:11am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Requests

Heritage books ,such as Shakespeare, Dickens, Tolstoy etc ,are are easily accessible. We need a similar bookshelf for great FILMS. I give these titles of films which are 70 or 80 years old....Nanook of the north,. Sunrise, Big Parade,The Iron horse.Covered Wagon,The Crowd . I am sure others could add many more, These films are hard to get and expensive to buy because of the greed factor. If great books were treated in the same way as films, then WE WOULD BE VERY POOR

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffForrest O. Date: Feb 16, 2004 11:21pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Requests

Can I add Battleship Potemkin as a request to that little list?

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Poster: timdrage Date: Feb 22, 2004 2:16am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Requests

I'm hoping for some sci-fi movies, but I'm sure there's no point requesting things as I imagine it's a matter of getting whatever you get! :)

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Poster: studio44 Date: Feb 8, 2006 11:23am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Requests

The film's copyright was restored